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13:05 Kelso

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Nuts Well Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 2m 1f 14y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Nuts Well Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

Form: 58-U3P D

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

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2nd

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

Pay The Piper

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Course winner who is very well handicapped on form as recent as last spring but he failed to shine over fences in the autumn and it's been the same story over hurdles here the last twice; needs to get back on track.

8/1

3rd

1

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

16:05 Newcastle

Pay The Piper

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Has dropped to a good mark but he's been below par over fences this season and returning to hurdles failed to reignite the fire here last time; this is no easy race in which to rediscover some form.

14/1

6th

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Pay The Piper

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

in touch with leaders on inner, outpaced and pushed along 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off before last

15/2

Form: 211P-P D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

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3rd

3

6th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Baron De Midleton

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Beaten favourite (behind Foveros) in similar event at Leicester in January, having made a bad mistake three out; respectable form in handicaps otherwise this year, third at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) latest; leading chance provided he runs to his rating.

6/4

3rd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Baron De Midleton

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

11yo who has a patchy profile nowadays and was a disappointing favourite in a claimer at Leicester last time, but he was travelling well when making a bad mistake three out and won a handicap at Market Rasen earlier last month; not discounted.

7/1

4th

1

31st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:50 Leicester

Baron De Midleton

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Brian Ellison

led, bad mistake 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon lost second, lost ground approaching last, no extra and lost third run-in

8/11

Form: 375-12

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

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2nd

1

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Inedit Star

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Made all to win a conditions hurdle at Compiegne last May (2m3f, heavy) when trained in France; good second in a Wetherby novice handicap chase on yard debut in November (1m7f, heavy) but bled from the nose and finished lame when last of two in Haydock novice chase last time; sound chance if back to his best.

10/11

2nd

2

23rd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 67y

Class 3

12:20 Haydock

Inedit Star

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

led, joined 9th, headed 4 out, weakened from 3 out

Evs

Form: 46-329 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

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2nd

6

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

17:10 Kelso

Gold Des Bois

10st 13lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Below par on last three starts, including over C&D on middle outing; however, perhaps the heavy ground was too much and he has a good record here otherwise; significantly lower in weights than when twice finishing in the first three over C&D (soft/good to soft) in October; interesting candidate.

15/2

8th

9

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Gold Des Bois

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Iain Jardine

Belied 40-1 odds when close third in this race last year (good ground) and is effectively 5lb lower today but ended last year with two disappointing efforts and has some questions to answer at present.

20/1

4th

3

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

13:20 Kelso

Gold Des Bois

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Iain Jardine

raced in fourth, awkward jump 7th

11/4

Form: 2113-3 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

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2nd

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Traprain Law

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Course hurdles winner (2m, good) who made it 2-4 over fences when easily making all over C&D (heavy) in February last time out; 10lb higher against classier opposition today but remains to be seen where limitations lie.

5/1

1st

1

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Ayr

Traprain Law

11st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Came up short in Class 2 race last month but has a largely solid and progressive record otherwise; jumped well and made all for easy success at Kelso (2m1f, heavy; second chase run) the time before; remains of interest back down in grade.

7/2

5th

8

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 2

11:50 Doncaster

Traprain Law

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Progressive 6yo who built upon promising seasonal/chase debut when making all for comfortable success at Kelso (2m1f, heavy) last month; 10lb higher in a much deeper race today but should be fine on the faster ground and needs to be taken very seriously.

7/2

Form: 1655-3 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

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0

10

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

13:30 Aintree

Donnas Double

10st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

Inconsistent during last season's first chasing campaign but he posted a win at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in January and was a very close third there (2m4f, good to soft) on last month's reappearance; remains lightly raced and is not ruled out in a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

Form: 416-42 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

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1st

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Duty Calls

11st 4lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

C&D scorer who wasn't disgraced from 5lb out of the handicap when fourth of five back here eight days ago; he can race off his proper mark now so merits serious consideration.

4/1

4th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

17:10 Kelso

Duty Calls

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sandy Forster

Won over C&D (soft) last March and runner-up twice in a row over C&D (good to soft/heavy) towards the end of last year; below par at Ayr recently and could leave that run behind now back here, but he faces a tough assignment from 5lb out of the handicap.

20/1

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Verdict

Steadily progressive TRAPRAIN LAW scored over hurdles on this card last year and holds very solid claims back here on his second chase attempt. Inedit Star, another 5yo who looks open to further improvement, is feared most.[Steve Boow]